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If you're an entrepreneur, you're inherently a risk-taker.

But... are you holding back to the point where you're stunting your growth?

A few tips to help you get out of that funk:
1. Invest in your education. The wisest entrepreneurs read about the successes/failures of others, and plan accordingly.
2. Invest in a system. Find a way to make your business scalable. Not sure how to do that? Read Michael Gerber's books (The E-Myth series).
3. Invest in sales and marketing automation. Figure out a way to make sales online, or through other advertising media ... in a systematic, "hands-free" sort of way.
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If youre an entrepreneur, youre inherently a risk-taker.

But... are you holding back to the point where youre stunting your growth?

A few tips to help you get out of that funk:
1. Invest in your education. The wisest entrepreneurs read about the successes/failures of others, and plan accordingly.
2. Invest in a system. Find a way to make your business scalable. Not sure how to do that? Read Michael Gerbers books (The E-Myth series).
3. Invest in sales and marketing automation. Figure out a way to make sales online, or through other advertising media ... in a systematic, hands-free sort of way.

Here are 10 smart ways to reduce your 2022 tax bill, and they're still doable right now.

1. Consider an extra mortgage payment.
2. Pay your property taxes right now (not next year).
3. Donate to charity—it's ok to do good and save at the same time.
4. Take care of those medical bills.
5. Get your papers in order NOW.
6. Sell losing investments to offset capital gains.
8. Wait to invest until after the ex-dividend date.
9. Max out your retirement savings.
10. If you have one, make the most of your flexible spending account.
11. Avoid the gift tax by giving $16,000 or less per year per person.
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Here are 10 smart ways to reduce your 2022 tax bill, and theyre still doable right now.

1. Consider an extra mortgage payment. 
2. Pay your property taxes right now (not next year). 
3. Donate to charity—its ok to do good and save at the same time.
4. Take care of those medical bills. 
5. Get your papers in order NOW. 
6. Sell losing investments to offset capital gains. 
8. Wait to invest until after the ex-dividend date. 
9. Max out your retirement savings. 
10. If you have one, make the most of your flexible spending account.
11. Avoid the gift tax by giving $16,000 or less per year per person.

If inflation's got your business struggling to meet the bottom line, why not reduce inventory?
What you sell is one of your biggest expenses.

Try grouping your inventory by value:
“A” group = biggest moneymakers
“B” group = middle ground
“C” items = make the least

Keep a close eye on the supply chain -- especially the A items.

If your suppliers are getting prone to longer or fluctuating lead times, stock up on their items when you can. And if you’re finding a lot of items in your “C” group, maybe consider ditching some.
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If inflations got your business struggling to meet the bottom line, why not reduce inventory?
What you sell is one of your biggest expenses.

Try grouping your inventory by value:
“A” group = biggest moneymakers
“B” group = middle ground
“C” items = make the least

Keep a close eye on the supply chain -- especially the A items.

If your suppliers are getting prone to longer or fluctuating lead times, stock up on their items when you can. And if you’re finding a lot of items in your “C” group, maybe consider ditching some.

Here are 6 essential business components for any small business owner, new freelancer, or participant in the growing "gig economy" to make sure they have covered:

1 - Disability and Workers' Comp
2 - Property and Liability Coverage
3 - Unemployment Coverage
4 - Healthcare Plans
5 - Retirement Plans (401(k)s, etc)
6 - Retirement Income Plan (Social Security and beyond)
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Here are 6 essential business components for any small business owner, new freelancer, or participant in the growing gig economy to make sure they have covered:

1 - Disability and Workers Comp
2 - Property and Liability Coverage
3 - Unemployment Coverage
4 - Healthcare Plans
5 - Retirement Plans (401(k)s, etc)
6 - Retirement Income Plan (Social Security and beyond)

Those who reach their financial goals usually carry a willingness to live beneath their means for as long as it takes. While their peers are showing a tendency toward embracing the good life at the first sign of prosperity, the would-be wealthy take a pass on all of that.

A drive to save large amounts of money causes frugal spending habits, which then enable the ability to make purchases without using debt.

It's a domino effect.
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Every deduction you can grab means less cash you have to part with.

Sound good? Of course, it does.

And timing the deduction for your best advantage is the cherry on top.

For instance, paying some or all of your property taxes early may mean you can get the federal deduction in 2022.
(Note: This does not work for everybody, especially if the alternative minimum tax is involved.)

Accelerating a house payment can give you an extra bit of mortgage interest to deduct too.
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